Connect with your CATE colleagues

CATE NZ operates at both a national and regional level. Each region is represented on the national executive, linking its members with the national body.

Regional associations support the members in their region and offer networking, mentoring and professional development opportunities.

CATE has branches and membership regions across New Zealand. Scroll down for regional contacts as well as membership registration links to join your region. Membership with CATE ensures you receive the benefit of regional collaboration with other professionals in your area, while still giving you full access to the benefits of National CATE Membership.



Become a member of CATE Auckland

Amber Hinson—Kelston Girls College

Treasurer, PTE Representative,
Ceri Jenkins—ITC

Secretary, North Auckland Representative, 
Roxanne Mulvaney—Whangaparāoa College

Communications Manager, Te Pūkenga Representative
Blair Sorensen—Unitec

Professional Supervision/Mentoring Coordinator, 
Lee Brodie—Career Dynamics

North Auckland Representative, CDANZ Representative
Tara Heta—Westlake Boys High School

Central/East Auckland Representative, & CDANZ Representative
Sarah Shepheard—Selwyn College

South Auckland Representative,
Bryan Marsh—Hāpai Tūhono & Lindsay Knipe—James Cook High School

West Auckland Representative,
Beth Nalter—MyMahi & Secondment with Workforce Development Council

University Representative,
Sally Brady—Massey University

Frances Fuamatu—Tertiary Education Commission

Membership Co-ordinator/West Auckland Representative,
Catrin Hughes—Green Bay High School

Gateway Representative, 
Adele Turnbull—Marcellin College

Mentoring Coordinators, 

  • Pasifika: Jonny Faamatuainu—Auckland Business Chamber
  • North/East: Tara Heta—Westlake Boys High School
  • Central/West: Beth Nalter—MyMahi & Secondment with Workforce Development Council
  • South/Franklin: Lindsay Knipe—James Cook High School

Pacific Representative, 
Jonny Faamatuainu—Auckland Business Chamber


Become a member of CATE Nelson

Chairperson and National Executive Representative,
Leigh Gray—CATE NZ

Vikki Heays—Nelson College for Boys

Robyn McLean—Nelson College for Girls

The benefits of becoming a CATE member

Representation and Advocacy

The CATE Executive consults and listens to their members.

Their role is to advocate on your behalf to lobby for ongoing improvement of career education in New Zealand schools. National representation at MOE/TEC level to effect change.


Build your networks both regionally and nationally. Mentee and mentor opportunities to support members in their role.


Access career education resources and tools through “members’ section.


Frequent newsletters from the Kaiārahi and regular newsletters from the President of CATE NZ.


Shared resources, ideas. best practice case studies on the CATE NZ website. Opportunity for you to share your successes.


Connect with each other and keep up dated on the latest developments in Career Education.

Membership Association

Close working relationship with other professional bodies such as CDANZ and CDAA (Australia).

Professional Development

Professional Development opportunities through Cate regional meetings and workshops, national Kaiārahi workshops and the annual CATE conference.